Monday, August 22, 2016

Give Away!


Happy Monday!

Last year, I opened up my own website - but I kept my Etsy shop because I still have quite a few customers  that only shop through Etsy. I was recently contacted by a customer to create a custom order necklace for her. Not what I like to do, but I finally agreed.

Well, here it is!  I made her this necklace per her specifications, but, in the end, it was not her cup of tea.  So....I am going to GIVE IT AWAY!!!



The chain is comprised of hand cut and hand riveted solid copper links, graduated in size. The 3 links in front are larger, soldered closed, and each has two wraps of copper along the sides.  I also stamped a tiny little filigree on the 3 focal links. 

I added a series of 5 drops to the center, largest link:  A lovely copper bead by Scorched Earth (link here); two different wrapped links of tiny lampwork beads by Beads and Botanicals (link here); a little copper swirl, and finally, a hollow copper bead that I made (textured..of course!) 


The chain is 24" long and closes with a copper lobster clasp.  I also added a 2" extender chain.







I darkened the copper with liver of sulfur, hand buffed, and tumbled for hours to get this rustic patina that I just love!  I also buffed on a couple of layers of jewelry grade museum wax (Renaissance Wax) to aide in protecting the patina.

How to Win
I sure hope someone else likes this necklace - 'cause it was a solid 2 day effort!  Want to win?? Here's how:

1) Leave a comment on this blog - equals 1 entry.
2) Share this blog post on Face book - COME BACK HERE and leave a second comment on this blog post - equals 1 entry.

I will pick a winner in a few days!

Thanks for stopping by and reading today - and, no more custom orders!  Life is too short my friends!!!

XO

Patti



46 comments:

  1. Wow, your customer passed on such a beautiful creation! It will definitely be someone else's gain.

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  2. This is a beautiful necklace! I'd love the opportunity to wear it! :)

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  3. Love this necklace! You are so talented!

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  4. I can't believe someone passed this gorgeous necklace up! It blows my mind. I am sorry for them. Thank you for our chance to win it though.

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  5. Such a great piece! I love the colors and design of it and appreciate all the work and thought you put into making this piece... Lovely work Patti!

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  6. This is a beautiful hand crafted piece of art! Your metalwork talent really shows through. An amazing statement piece Patti!

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  7. This is sooooo beautiful! Would rock that one everyday! Thanks for this amazing giveaway!

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  8. JoAnn Takushi - comment manually added!

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  9. Beautiful work!
    I would be honored to wear this!

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  10. Lennis Carrier - comment manually added!

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  11. I just shared this on my psge. :D

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  12. Patty, that is gorgeous! I am so sorry about the customer. I can't believe she passed that necklace up! All the work you put into it shows!

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  13. I can't imagine someone not liking your work. It's all so beautiful. Thanks for offering it as a give away.

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  14. Hard to believe your customer didn't want this GORGEOUS necklace. If I were to win, it would be a treasured piece for years.

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  15. OMG! I would wear this necklace with pride. It's gorgeous! maryredman144@gmail.com

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  16. This is def MY cup of tea. Just stunning!

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  17. She is missing out on a wonderful creation.. Our luck :-)

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  18. I'm back! My Facebook friends are loving this.

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  19. oh no! that is so frustrating when you create a piece and the buyer is fickle. It is another one of your beauties Patti, and I'm sure it will find a wonderful home here!

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  20. Two days of work, jewelry per her instructions, then not purchased. Such a shame… For what it’s worth, here’s what I do (and you may do this too; it’s not unique). After being burned a time or two, I’ll do custom work as long as 50% of the price is paid up front (no refunds), so I can recoup my materials and time. Then, when it’s finished, I bill for the balance and shipping. If the customer then doesn’t want it, she is out my design/construction costs and I keep the piece. Has worked so far.

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    1. Thanks for your tips, Toni! I did, in fact, have money collected upfront - but she said me so many rude convos (4 so far...and counting!!!) just blasting me that I ended up refunding her in full. No worries as I have truly moved on!

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  21. Well, I love this necklace especially the hanging pendant. I love the dangles! I appreciate what it takes to create this. Her loss is our gain!

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  22. Posted on my FB, good luck to all!

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  23. This is a beautiful necklace. I have always thought custom worked sounded too stressful! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  24. Love! Love! Love!
    Janeen Burlingame

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  25. Just shared your blog post on my Facebook page. It's so generous of you to giveaway this piece. Wonderful way to be positive despite a pretty crappy situation.
    Thank you!
    Janeen Burlingame

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  26. Stunning necklace! Would love to win it! Thanks for the opportunity! 💗

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  27. Oh wow, this is really my cup of tea! It's really in my taste;)
    I would be very happy if I win this necklace!

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  28. And now it is shared on Face Book too!
    I keep my fingers crossed that I am lucky winner this time ...:)

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  29. and now it's also shared on my FB to my fans on https://www.facebook.com/SkyHunterMusic

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  30. Oh, I WANT this one! For SO many reasons :) That customer is/was nuts - it's a gorgeous piece. Pick ME!

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  31. Love this Patti! Keeping my fingers crossed!

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  32. Oh my gosh, it's lovely! I'm so sorry it didn't work out for her, but so thankful you're giving us the opportunity to win it!

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  33. Love this! Amazing work as always! Shared
    Ilona Mihaylova

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  34. WOW! You do great work. I would wear this all over the place. Good Job!

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  35. Cherry Scott - comment manually added!

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  36. It is beautiful Patti and lots of work!

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  37. I can't believe the customer didn't want this gorgeous piece. Her loss us our gain, thanks for the chance to win.
    Dolores

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